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CHIPOTLE CILANTRO LIME RICE COPYCAT RECIPE
Serves : 2-3
1 cup Basmati Rice
1 Dried Bay Leaf
1 tbsp fresh Lime juice
2 tsp fresh Lemon juice
2 tbsp finely chopped fresh Cilantro (Coriander) Leaves
1 3/4 cup Water
1 tsp Kosher Salt or to taste
1 tbsp Soy Oil; see Tips section
How to make Chipotle Cilantro Lime Rice
- Rinse rice till water runs clear. Drain the water. Keep aside.
- In a medium saucepan, bring the water to a boil. Add salt, bay leaf & rice. Reduce the heat to simmer (I set it to mark 3), cover & cook for 15 minutes or until all water is absorbed. Remove from the heat. Let cool for 5 minutes covered.
- Remove the Bay leaf. Add oil to the cooked rice. Fluff rice with a fork. Let it sit for another 10 minutes uncovered.
- Pour juices over the rice & fluff it with a fork. Sprinkle in cilantro just before serving, toss well & serve.
Chipotle uses Soy oil for this recipe. However, if you do not have soy oil, then you may substitute it with Canola oil. I have tried this recipe with Canola oil & it came out equally good.